What comes to mind when YOU think of immigration? British immigration through the ages Timeline of British immigration • 250-1066 AD; Celts, Romans, Saxons and Vikings all arrive and settle in the UK • 1500 – 1700 AD; Beginning of the empire • 1713 – 1772 AD; Growth of British wealth and increase of black immigrants • 1800s; Arrival of the Irish, Chinese and Indian • 1900 – 1950; WW1 and WW2 and call on the Caribbean and other nations to assist • 1950s+ ; Arrival of Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi families Immigration after the 60s • More immigration control for Commonwealth members • Civil War in Somalia caused many to migrate to the UK Immigration since the introduction of the EU • Since joining the EU migration to UK has increased among Europeans • This increased significantly after EU expansion in 2004 • However since 2009 immigrants from these countries have become temporary and “circular” Statistics • 11.3% of the UK population are foreign born • Net migration has increased • Polish is now the 3rd most spoken language in the UK • 77% of all Non-UK nationals have come in the last decade How has this affected our society? • Some politicians argue it has had a negative impact on wages • A greater diversity of Europeans now living in the UK • European Migrant groups often stick together • However surely a matter of time? Interethnic tension Population break down Results of Tension • Various riots have occurred between people of different ethnicities in the UK (Bradford 2001) • Stephen Lawrence killed at a bus stop because of the colour of his skin Successes of Integration • Britain has a long history of interethnic marriages. • Reflected by todays mixed ethnic population. • Asian customs are now a big part of UK culture Ways of improving the situation Education • Teaching young children. • Introduce positive play and interaction from a young age between racial groups. • Stephen Lawrence award. Encouraging Integration • Using positivity as a tool to promote friendship and respect between different races. • It is important that people feel comfortable to be themselves , no matter what their race or religion. • Employers should not feel like a person of a different race or religion is going to be inadequate for employment or promotion. Discipline • Discouragement of discriminatory behaviour. • Police need to enforce the idea that hate crimes can not be tolerated in the 21st century society. • More publicity showing that prejudice will not be tolerated. • In our school we have a Zero Tolerance policy to racism. Thank you Are there any questions?
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